Now where is Mickey Mouse when you need him? Apparently, more people in Cambodia are having these rodents as their main source of protein. I read that this country also have high food prices and poor people here and neighboring Vietnam are opting to have these for food.
"With consumer price inflation at 37 percent according to the latest central bank estimate, demand has pushed a kilogram of rat meat up to around 5,000 riel ($1.28) from 1,200 riel last year.
Spicy field rat dishes with garlic thrown in have become particularly popular at a time when beef costs 20,000 riel a kg."
According to the article, rats are also widely eaten in Thailand and the Indian government is encouraging it's citizens to consider eating rat to combat soaring food prices and save grain stocks.